Saturday night’s Crown Prep Sprint Series went off with a bang, as the weekend’s 12-race showcase featured some exhilarating down-to-the-wire finishes that certainly lived up to the Photo Finish™ LIVE name.
As we will each week in this space, we’ve got you covered from start to finish on the Crown Prep week that was.
Let’s take a look back at which stables spent the weekend riding high on a win, and will spend this week naming Week 7 Crown Prep races.
5 Furlongs | Right | Dirt
Win: Lucky Lucy | Golden Stables
Place: Zdu | SOLmate Stables
Show: DelPT Half Star | Solanaut Stables
Sometimes, the furlongs are your best friend. With Zdu and DelPT Half Star closing in down the stretch of this week’s Crown Prep Filly Tears Sprint, Lucky Lucy from Golden Stables had to be thanking the horse racing heavens above that this race was just five furlongs in distance. If for one more, Lucy may have not been so lucky.
Sheeesh. What a short-distance sprint to start the weekend series off with a bang.
5 Furlongs | Right | Turf
Win: Meadows | Solanaut Stables
Place: Hickory Hills | BigBrain Stables
Show: Baja | Miami Nation
In the Chief Little Turtle Memorial, we had a race won by a distance you couldn’t fit a baby turtle into if you tried, featuring Meadows besting Hickory Hills by literal inches for the win.
It was anyone’s race with 100m left, as the entire pack of horses seemed in prime position for a late kick. At one point it seemed as if Baja and Miami Nation would capitalize on a nice turn, but the horse then faded, leaving way for an incredible finish by the top 2.
If that’s how the Crown Prep started this week, we can’t wait to recap how it all ended.
5 Furlongs | Right | Dirt
Win: Queen Beach | Grape Syndicate
Place: Scott Street | Hollywoo Stables
Show: ScrappyT-1 | Phog Pharms & Racing
5 Furlongs | Left | Turf
Win: Perlino | SOLmate Stables
Place: Oscar Kokoshka | Mario Jane Racing
Show: R0mulus | Ba11thazar Mangers
8 Furlongs | Right | Dirt
Win: Sour Legend | Hazy Hills Racing
Place: Jimmy Neutron | Wolaf The Bandito
Show: Makybe Lolli | Solanaut Stables
8 Furlongs | Right | Turf
Win: Kratos | Big BrainStables RT
Place: Chur Chimmi | Solanaut Stables
Show: Slop Streak | GvT Wimbeldon Turf
8 Furlongs | Left | Dirt
Win: Marcelo | Golden Stables
Place: Golden Goat Enterance | SOLmate Stables
Show: Painkiller | BigBrainStables L
8 Furlongs | Left | Turf
Win: Teller Nuttin | Grape Syndicate
Place: Thundercrack | SecretariYat Stables
Show: James Bond | Golden Boot Stables
Teller Nuttin dug down deep and found an extra burst to win The Nuttin Twice in a Row Challenge. That’s a sentence that is completely true.
We just report the news, folks.
Credit to Thundercrack for pushing Teller Nuttin to the limit in a race the winning stallion seemed destined to win. Also, shoutout to all stables that joined for being ballsy enough to accept an invitation to the Nuttin Twice In a Row Challenge.
11 Furlongs | Right | Dirt
Win: Steady Lads | Golden Stables
Place: Slam Dunk | Drynie Park
Show: Night Saturn | Big Brain Stables RD
11 Furlongs | Right | Turf
Win: Lady Luck | Miami Nation
Place: Bo Knows | Wolaf The Bandito
Show: Better Than Most | RVA Racing
11 Furlongs | Left | Dirt
Win: Bride | YSM Racing Club
Place: Community Legend | SoCal Stables
Show: Riversdal | DROP STABLE
SOLsnake Stakes (R12): 11 Furlongs | Left | Turf
Win: Baragsen | Amazigh Stables
Place: Mad Turtle | OEB
Show: Old Chapps | Steelheart Stables
Fib Joins Saturday at the Races with Mo and VeVe Vault
In addition to all the Crown Prep Sprint Series action that took place this week, Community Manager Fib Newton made a guest appearance with our good friend Mo and VeVe Vault for an in-depth discussion on, amongst other subjects, the future of Photo Finish™ LIVE wagering.
If you missed Fib’s Saturday night sit down, give it a watch!